Zarana (2014 Kre-O)
I was just remembering that I had a Zarana figure as a kid, but not Zandar. Why? Who knows, maybe I just found her look more interesting. Zandar today seems to me to be sort of clownish. Oh well. I was surprised to see her show up in the Kre-O line when she did, although I suppose the limited number of GI Joe ladies guaranteed her a spot eventually.
As a neophyte brick fan, I’m still amazed by the combinations that are possible even with the limited library that Kre-O had. I don’t know if the mohawk bit showed up first in the Cityville sets or Dungeons & Dragons. Either way, it’s a decent attempt at recreating the whatever-the-heck-it-was hairstyle she sported. Wendy O. Williams by way of Mr. T? I don’t know. Anyway,there’s also a pretty ingenious solution for rendering her weed whacker rifle. I knew those tiny danged ninja stars would come in handy for something other than getting lost in the carpet.
The weird Kreon shoulders also make a little more sense when they’re standing in for the Zartan Family Shoulder Armor. Old Z must have cornered the market on those things back in the 80s. Then again, who wasn’t wearing big shoulderpads back then?